Current MA Students

The following are select geography MA degree candidates.


Grace Chun, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Grace Chun

Email: gychun@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Migration, Spaces of Sanctuary, Citizenship, Transnationalism

Advisor: Reece Jones

Jackie Dean, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Jackie Dean

Email: jmd368@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Land Cover Change, GIS, Remote Sensing

Advisor: Lisa Kelley

MA, Derek Ford, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Derek Ford

Email: djford@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Forest Pathology

Advisor: Qi Chen

MA, Richard Frost, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Richard Frost

Email: rfrost@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Emergency Management

Advisor: Qi Chen

Sasha Helfner, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Sasha Helfner

Email: helfner@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Global Environmental Change, Medical Geography, Water Access & Protection, Agro-Food Systems, Natural Resource Conservation

Advisor: Krisna Suryanata, Laurel Mei-Singh

Tatsuki Kohatsu, MA, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Tatsuki Kohatsu

Email: kohatsut@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Cultural Geography, Critical Tourism Studies, Militarization, Discourse and Practice of Development, the Pacific Islands, Okinawa

Advisor: Mary Mostafanezhad

MA, Heidi Needham, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Heidi Needham

Email: hneedham@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Ecological Climatology, Climate Change, Climate Models, Natural Resource Management, Science Education, Outreach Activities with Underrepresented Groups

Advisor: Tom Giambelluca

MA, Liat Portner, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Liat Portner

Email: lportner@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Ecohydrology, Land Use Changes, Restoration Ecology, Ecosystem Services, Science Communication and Education

Advisor: Tom Giambelluca

MA, Kristen Sanfilippo, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Kristen Sanfilippo

Email: ksanfili@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Climate Change, Human-Environment Relationship, Climate Change Mitigation, Global Environmental Change, Earth System Modeling, Climatology, The Carbon Cycle, Biogeography

Advisor: Tom Giambelluca

MA, Edward Serrano, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Edward Serrano

Email: eos@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Environmental Mapping (trees and mountains), Remote Sensing for City Analysis, Historical Geography, Geoarchaeology

Advisor: Qi Chen

Kira Webster, MA, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Kira Webster

Email: kiramw@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Climate Change Effects, Native Hawaiian Plant Populations, Reforestation, Island Biodiversity Conservation

Advisor: Camilo Mora

MA, Ross Winans, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Ross Winans

Email: winansw@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Watershed Management, Natural Resource Management

Advisor: Qi Chen